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How to Reduce the Cost of Your Custom Home | Blog

At Heartland Builders, we like to do things a little differently than everyone else — because you deserve nothing less than the very best. When you choose us as your partners on your building journey, you can be sure that you’re not only getting a great home, but that we have your best interest at heart the entire way.


That’s why when it comes to buying your home, we want you to feel completely confident about your purchase. There are several ways that you can reduce the total cost of your custom living space, and we’re excited to share some of our most helpful tips with you! Take a look at a few of the adjustments you can make while customizing your home to ensure the most desirable price possible:


Roof and Exterior: Keep the floor plan you like (your plan plays the biggest role in the livability of your home!), but alter the roof style and exterior design elements. Simple designs are less costly than complex ones.


Get Handy: Do you love home projects? Now’s your time to shine. Do some painting, install cabinet knobs,  drawer pulls, and bath towel bars, build the shelves in your closet, work on landscaping, etc.


Flooring: Changing the style and location of your flooring can make a big impact on price. Start off with vinyl flooring in some areas and upgrade to wood or tile floors in the future.


Windows: An easy price fix: consider the number and style of windows. If you decide to build in a subdivision, you can eliminate side windows that face your neighbor’s home.


Faucets and Fixtures: Select less expensive faucets and bath fixtures, or simply change the finish of the faucets or fixtures to something less costly. 


Lighting: You can always alter your lighting plan. One way to do this is to reduce the number of lights or select less costly light fixtures (trust us, your home will still be luminous)!


At Heartland Builders, your happiness is our biggest priority — which means we go above and beyond to ensure your custom home let’s you live within your means without sacrificing anything you want. Whether you’re looking to save $10,000 or $50,000, we’ll work with you to determine the best course of action, whether that means choosing certain finishes or adjusting the structure.

It’s time for you to live in a home that you’re proud to call yours! For more information about our Easy. Fun. Fast(er than you think) custom building process, please contact us.